As I unpacked my luggage on the night before the 2012 New York auto show, I made a very unfortunate discovery. I'd forgotten to bring my DSLR's charger and my camera's battery was dead. This wasn't a showstopper--we tend to cover these shows with the assistance of a dedicated photographer much better than I am--but it did mean that I'd be doing a bit of solo shooting with little more than my smartphone's camera.
Now, the HTC ThunderBolt 4G's camera is nothing to write home about, but with the aid of an app called Camera ICS for Android, I was able to take advantage of one of the coolest bits of , the panoramic photo feature, without completely overhauling my phone. As I tapped the shutter button and panned horizontally, the app was able to stitch together an uber-wide-angle (approximately 180 degrees) view of the show floor. However, the result isn't exactly perfect. Blurring was an issue and people moving horizontally across the frame often appear incomplete or in multiple locations.
Check out all of the untouched panoramic photos that I shot below for an up-close look at how the app and camera combo performed, and be sure to check out all of our coverage of 2012 New York International Auto Show here.